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by DAHLBERG, Edward (novel); LAWRENCE, D.H. (introduction)

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London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1929. First UK Edition. Limited Issue, consisting of 520 copies for sale by private subscription and preceding the American edition published the following year. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; top edge gilt; 285pp. Some very faint foxing to preliminary and terminal pages, else Near Fine. Dahlberg's first novel, and the first volume in his proletarian trilogy, which includes Those Who Perish (1934) and From Flushing to Calvary (1932). A novel portraying the seamy side of American life through the eyes of a man who spent his early years as a ward in an orphanage and his later life as a salesman and hobo. Though Dahlberg rejected this early work later in his career, these three novels remain a high water mark of the literature of the Great Depression, documenting with sympathy and poetry the lives of hoboes, immigrants, slum-dwellers, B-girls, and others of the vast American underclass of the thirties. COAN p.81. HANNA 895. RIDEOUT p.296.


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DAHLBERG, Edward (novel); LAWRENCE, D.H. (introduction)
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